While I was doing some research for the BBQ, I came across this chef named Adam Perry Lang, who has a BBQ joint in NYC. Not knowing anything about the chef, and just by going off on some of the photos I saw and some articles from Food and Wine Magazine, I decided to cook all my BBQ sides from his recipe collection from his website. All three of these recipes can be made earlier in the day so you can focus all your time on the BBQ.

I was first attracted to the Spicy Creamed-Corn Cakes with Scallions, since it sounded like a non-traditional corn bread recipe. I love the addition of Scallions in any bread type of medium, and I like the fact that it’s got a nice kick to it from the Jalapeno (I left mine unseeded). I made only half the recipe, and still ended up with 10 corn cakes, which was way more than enough for two people. You can make this recipe earlier in the day and rewarm them when the meats are ready

The next recipe I decided to make was his Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Green Apples and Cider Dressing. I love colorful food, and even though this recipe didn’t come with a photo, I was able to visualize the recipe just from the title. I also picked it because you always want a nice refreshing salad to go with heavy meat type of meals to break up the richness, and I never like traditional mayo based coleslaw.

The final recipe I made from Adam Perry Lang is the Baked Three-Bean Casserole with Bacon from foodandwine.com. I’ve never made baked BBQ beans before, and this one was pretty fun to do. I lattice braided the Bacon so it looked like a pie. It was a bit sweet for my taste so I would add more hot sauce to it.

Spicy Creamed Corn Cakes with Scallion: http://www.adamperrylang.com/recipes/spicy-creamed-corn-cakes-with-scallions/
Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Green Apples and Cider Dressing: http://www.adamperrylang.com/recipes/green-bean-and-tomato-salad-with-green-apple-and-cider-dressing/
Baked Three-Bean Casserole with Bacon: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/baked-three-bean-casserole-with-crispy-bacon

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